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    Posted May 21, 2011 by
    AllanCook
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    Tokyo, Japan
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Recovery in Japan: After the earthquake

    AllanCook and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Earthquake strikes Japan
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    Tokyo’s Biggest Festival Cancelled!

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     AllanCook said that the festival was supposed to take place today and tomorrow, May 21 and 22. 'I was pretty shocked to see it had been canceled this year,' AllanCook said. He is not sure why it was canceled, but he feels that the festival was important for attracting tourism, Japan's recovery and most importantly for the Japanese people's 'morale and sense of cultural spirit.' AllanCook said he is not sure why they decided to cancel the festival.
    - ccostello3, CNN iReport producer

    Two months after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Sanja Festival at Asakusa’s Senso-ji temple is one of the largest in Tokyo and probably all of Japan, but has been cancelled!  Every year over the two day festival almost 1-2 million people cram in to watch the famous festivities!  But this year there is nothing!  As you can see, what has always been a crowded place for the festival has become almost empty!

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